Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sisters: Happy Birthday to Mine

I always love when November rolls around because for 9 months (until my next birthday in August) I get to see people's reactions when I say I'm 23 and my sister is 22 (or whatever our ages are at the moment). Most people say wow ya'll are really close in age! Yes, we are really close but not just in age.

If you're lucky and get to experience life with a sister then maybe you understand.  My sister knows more about me than almost anyone does.  Growing up we were always together.  Yes, we fought like cats and dogs.  And you could bet that every time we had to fold laundry that there was a fight!  But by the end of the pile of clothes we were always laughing hysterically about something or singing Christmas songs.  Why was it always Christmas songs Ev?  Or every night before we would go to sleep we would sing our version of "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" and "Silent Night".  It's because of these moments that we just understand each other.  She can tell by the look on my face or even the tone in my voice how I'm feeling that day.  And I can do the same for her.  There is nothing like growing up so close to someone.  I feel so blessed for the moments we had growing up and the moments we continue to experience in life as sisters.  I hope one day my kids can have the same experience. 

So Happy 22nd Birthday to the best sister anyone could ask for!  May this year of life bring you lots of blessings and good times Ev! I feel like it's going to be a good one! 

Love you,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Green Thumb

Ladies and gentlemen I'd like to introduce you to our precious garden.

This is my first gardening experience and I have to say I am very surprised by how much joy it has brought me.
G is quite the master gardener and has taught me the in's and out's.

So far we have tiny baby squash.

And little tiny tomatoes.

The  cucumbers, banana peppers, cantaloupes, and zucchinis have bloomed and are well on their way to producing fruit.

We planted almost everything from seed and it has been so awesome to watch everything grow.

I look forward to checking on it every afternoon.

Stay tuned for our first crop and if you have any ideas for recipes to make with our fresh vegetables let me know!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

On a Roll

Life has been on a roll lately.  We’ve been settling into our new home, making new friends, doing new things, and I can’t forget wedding planning.

The last six weeks have been packed with so many adventures.  We moved into our new house, went to concerts, attended crawfish boils, visited friends at the lake, hosted a girls weekend, and had a craft day which turned into a day of shopping instead.

Woo that’s a lot and that is only the weekends.  During the weekdays our nights have been filled with new bible studies, zumba (gotta get ready for that wedding), and trivia nights. 

And wouldn’t you know during all of these ‘jaunts’ I haven’t taken one picture.  I’ve got to get better at that. 

I finally get to visit my home home this weekend. It’s been 6 whole weeks since I’ve seen that little small town.  That’s a lot for me. I’m so ready to see my family.  Our agenda includes a grill out, easter lunch, and fishing at my grandmother’s pond.  I can’t wait!